Repair technicians get a variety of projects that cross their desk on a daily basis giving them the opportunity to use a variety of platforms; they all crash, they all get infected, and they all full fill a need of the user. It is all based on what roll that person has in life or business as to which applications, OS, or hardware they prefer, you know----a choice. The real questions that linger behind the scene is who is really listening to the end user or is it just about the all mighty dollar.
I use Windows for communications to others because its what they are using. I use Linux for certain server functions cause of its dependability, I use an ipod touch because of its apps, and portability. They all communicate data to and fro one another based on where i want it, and what I will be using it for. So why fight choice?
My opinion, current users need to start raising a voice to OS and Application designers for a more combined open choice for any architecture. We still live in the stone age thought pattern of my dad can beat up your dad when it comes to people's opinion on software manufacturers. What we need to be doing is telling these software builders we want more choice on the OS and apps we want on any device we choose, and for any data created on one MS app be able to be opened in another breed of same app without the need to be corrected, and vise-a-verse, cause if one company designs software for one OS then why not for all and gain a greater market share potential.
We would be way beyond "Star Wars" if mankind worked together and fought against the greed!
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